Stories tagged: world
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
The mysterious assemblage of 25-ton rocks at Stonehenge usually steals the show. But the ground beneath the stones holds secrets, too – 5,000 years ago, this patch of land in …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
Three Russian journalists were investigating Russian military contractors and mining industries in Central African Republic when they were killed there, their editor said Wednesday.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 2:49 p.m.
Soldiers and police fired live rounds, water cannons and tear gas at furious protesters who threw rocks and burned vehicles Wednesday in Zimbabwe’s capital, dashing the optimism of an election …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Thieves carrying out a daring robbery in broad daylight walked into a medieval cathedral in Sweden, smashed open a glass security case and stole priceless gold and jewel-encrusted crowns dating …
Tue., July 31, 2018, 5:11 p.m.
An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to …
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
An Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, but the state’s governor said there were no deaths in the accident.
Tue., July 31, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Three Russian journalists were killed in an ambush outside the town of Sibut in Central African Republic, officials in both countries said Tuesday.
Tue., July 31, 2018, 12:26 p.m.
The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Norwegian authorities said a polar bear on Saturday attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago. The polar bear …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken to his Turkish counterpart about an American pastor detained on terrorism and espionage charges.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
The Taliban held their first direct contact with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said Saturday. …
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
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UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:14 a.m.
Cambodians voting in Sunday’s general election will have a nominal choice of 20 parties, but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33 years in power, …
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
Taxi drivers in Barcelona are blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare as part of an indefinite strike to protest the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber or Cabify.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees started crossing the border from Lebanon on Saturday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Another diplomatic thaw was underway Saturday in the restless Horn of Africa region as Somalia’s president visited Eritrea for the first time and years of tensions gave way to an …
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:42 p.m.
Zimbabwe’s president promised a “thunderous victory” and his main challenger told him “bye-bye” as they rallied supporters one last time ahead of Monday’s election in a country seeking to move …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
Thousands attended funerals Saturday of three Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in a border protest a day earlier, including an 11-year-old, a 17-year-old and a man on crutches.
Fri., July 27, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
At age 117, Chiyo Miyako was not just her family’s ancient, reigning monarch, but also the oldest person in the entire world.
Fri., July 27, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
The fertile Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon has long been notorious as one of the world’s major narcotics-growing regions, producing some of the finest quality cannabis, mostly processed into hashish. …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century.
Fri., July 27, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Syrian government officials and lawmakers celebrated Friday with music and an official flag raising ceremony the recapture of this symbolic southern town adjacent to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from armed …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
Israel’s military on Friday searched the West Bank village of a Palestinian teenager who broke into a settlement home and stabbed three Israelis, including one who later died from his …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia’s police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. But as the dog sniffs …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
The White House says President Donald Trump is “open to visiting Moscow” once he receives a “formal invitation” from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.
White House: U.S. military takes possession of remains that North Korea says belong to Americans who died in Korean War
A U.S. Air Force plane carrying what are thought to be the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War arrived at Osan Air Base in South Korea on Friday …